How much does a website design cost?
Website Design can wildly vary in cost! How do you know if you are getting a good deal or value for money?
We have seen website designers in Torbay and across Devon offering websites for as little as £50, with some agencies charge over £10,000 (potentially even more!). Why such a huge difference? A lot depends on the results you require, features and how you want your business to be portrayed. Let’s find out how much a website design costs.
Here are some examples to highlight how much a website design can cost!
£50 to £500 – Usually a freelancer or solo web developer. Likely to be working from home, using a set theme without any branding, personalisation or any custom graphics. Be wary of solutions that seem too cheap!
£500 to £800 – A low-end fee usually requested by a start-up company or entry-level graphic designer. Potentially using a cloud-based DIY website maker, such as Wix or Square Space. A good solution for a new business on a limited budget, but can hinder growth plans as limited features.
£800 to £1,500 – You should expect some elements of a bespoke design for this amount, but be wary of designers who may not have a technical background. Or vice versa, a web developer who doesn’t know graphic design or marketing.
£1,500 to £3,500 – For this sum, you can get a small brochure style website that may perform well if you just have a few pages. You should still expect a customised and well planned out website, but additional features may be limited. Also, you may be tied into a contract or using an unfriendly back end system linked to a specified provider. In this event, if you wished to move your website to another solution, you would effectively lose it.
£3,500 to £6,000 – This is the fee you should expect to pay from a well-established and reputable agency. They should be supported by good credentials and affiliations. Supporting you with a great website design as well as a variety of complementary services, such as Design, Marketing, Copywriting, SEO, Hosting, Domains, and Photography. All supporting services are focused on the success of your website and the growth of your business.
£6,000 to £10,000 – This would be a very high-end website, with bespoke functionality, and intricate elements that were bespoke coded for their specific requirements. You can also pay up to this amount for certain e-commerce websites and solutions.
Pro Tip – You should always ask at the quoting stage what is included, look out for hidden extras or additional charges.
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When pricing up a website design, you should consider factors such as the agency’s commitment and understanding.
Weigh up their knowledge, experience and level of sophistication and check they are a good match for your business. Most agencies will want to meet you and discuss your requirements. This is to ensure that you both feel happy working together. Typically an agency’s level of expertise will contribute to how much that website design company will charge for a website design.
Your website should pay for itself… Most businesses, whether a startup or already established business, will have a budget in mind when looking at a website design. Consider your investment wisely, and what it means for your business. Think about how many products (or your service) would you need to sell in order for your website investment to pay itself off? Also, consider how you want your business to be portrayed to potential clients.